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180 Awning on TVAN
« on: January 21, 2019, 02:12:03 PM »
Just interested to see if anyone has tried one of the 180 degree awnings - I'm looking for a bit of extra cover over the tent entrance. We've already got a 2x2.5 quick setup awning and was thinking of just making up something to extend over the door but thought the 180 degree one would work too. Supapeg do one - https://www.suparvaustralia.com.au/collections/4wd-awning/products/erv-180-awning-2-1m-wide-x2m-out
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Re: 180 Awning on TVAN
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 03:48:11 PM »
If you do it, I'd be interested to hear how it goes.

We've got a 3m long x 2.5 wide quick awning, and as the canvas was custom made, we had them make a triangle piece for the tent end.

The idea was that the triangle would zip onto the awning, with one corner going to the tent buckle for the tropical roof (directly above the breakfast bar pole), and it also had a eyelet and carabiner to hook onto the top of the hatch (carabiner went through the over center latch that holds the hatch down for travel.)

We did it that way so it was quick to put up (no poles, etc), but we've found it's not really worth it.

It's just that something extra to have to setup, it flaps around in the wind, and there's still a gap between the fibreglass and the canvass so you get wet anyway.

If I tired again, I'd probably try to use the existing 'sail track' along the top of the hatch to water proof things a bit better, but I'm not really sure it would be worth the effort, especially as we added the quick awning to avoid having to run the annex though the sail track . . . .

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Re: 180 Awning on TVAN
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 07:37:38 PM »
We have a quick set up awning (with Baron’s brackets). On the back of that we attach an extension tarp to the sail track on the the rear roof, then pull over the ridge and attach to the back of the awning.
The back of the extension is easily supported on a couple of poles.
Quick, easy and simple to set up.
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Re: 180 Awning on TVAN
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 08:49:02 PM »
We have a quick set up awning (with Baron’s brackets). On the back of that we attach an extension tarp to the sail track on the the rear roof, then pull over the ridge and attach to the back of the awning.
The back of the extension is easily supported on a couple of poles.
Quick, easy and simple to set up.

I bought a couple of extensions to the King awning suggested by Baron. I think I will do something similar. I like the idea of securing the extension with sail track. While I like the Track Awning this will be much quicker.
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Re: 180 Awning on TVAN
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 08:57:57 AM »
Thanks gents, appreciate the feedback. Any photos would be great too. My main concern, like Lukes, is whether the gap between the 180 awning and the hatch/tent will be a problem. I had intended to simply try adding an extension so I might start with this. I need to make a shade awning to go over the tent as others have done so I might see how I integrate an extension into this. Either way, its got to be quick to set up - don't want to make that process any harder or more involved than it needs to be.
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Re: 180 Awning on TVAN
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 12:23:45 PM »
Intending to use a 180 awning as well. https://darche.com.au/product/eclipse-180-awning/

re the gap stick50jr has a solution in this thread  https://www.tracktrailerforums.com/index.php?topic=3435.msg29553#msg29553
« Last Edit: February 17, 2019, 12:31:21 PM by Alan Loy »

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Re: 180 Awning on TVAN
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 01:34:36 PM »
Great idea. Will the outside pole miss the tent door?
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Re: 180 Awning on TVAN
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 04:33:31 PM »
It's 2 meters away so I would think it should Luke. Alan, I know its only been 3 days since your post but have you bought one yet  ;D
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Re: 180 Awning on TVAN
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2019, 06:29:25 PM »
I bought the 180, had it installed by Peter @ Trektek and used it for the 1st time over easter.  I'm over 6ft and I can stand up in it along the entire 6 metres, this is particularly useful as we have a weber in the "fridge slide" so I need to stand there for cooking.  It is significantly bigger (more useful?) than the new quick awning from Track.

Both the awning and fitting brackets look really sturdy, particularly impressed with Peter @ Trektek.  Rolled in and he started on my rig straight away as I was heading back to Melbourne.  The job looks bullet proof but time will tell.

Very quick setup which cover the area from front box to past the door of the tent

added
https://www.snowys.com.au/eclipse-ezy-front-awning-extension to cover the triangular gap at the front This worked well in the rain as it slides into the sail track, I will trim some of it off to fit better

https://www.snowys.com.au/eclipse-180-awning-wall-set yet to put this up

Still looking for a solution to the gap between the awning and the tent.

Cost so far $1700

So far very happy   :D
« Last Edit: April 24, 2019, 06:41:35 PM by Alan Loy »

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Re: 180 Awning on TVAN
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2019, 12:48:55 PM »
Any pics Alan ?
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